Madness House of Fun is an Ash Gaming-powered slot based on the British pop/ska band Madness – they were huge in the 1980s with 214 weeks in the UK singles chart! The 5 reel, 25 payline slot showcases 8 Madness tracks and 5 of their videos. The game benefits from 5 Free Spins modes, a Lucky Seven Bonus and the House of Fun feature. It also has a progressive jackpot! You can play from just 25p a spin.
First and foremost, if you’re a fan of Madness you’re in luck – you can choose a track via the yellow music button at the bottom of the screen. You will get a choice from The Return of the Los Palmas 7, The Opium Eaters and The Business. This will be the background music whilst you play the slot game – you can also choose to loop all 3.
On to the Free Spins feature where they are 5 modes in total. You can activate it by getting 3 Vinyl Record symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. You then need to choose 1 of the 5 different free spins modes to play – each mode has a different number of free spins and different reel modifiers as well a Madness hit to go with it. You will also notice every mode has a category – you can choose between ‘steady’, ‘balanced’ or ‘adventurous’ wins. Here are the details:
|Forever Young||15 Free Spins||Steady||Picture Frame symbols award a cash prize. Look out for multiple picture frame symbols.|
|Baggy Trousers||10 Free Spins||Balanced||Look out for Thommo as he will turn random combination of symbols into sticky wilds.|
|Driving In My Car||10 Free Spins||Balanced||Every spin will give you a stack of wilds as the Maddie-mobile car drives across the reels.|
|Our House||Up to 20 Free Spins||Adventurous||You can get up 20 free spins – look out for the Our House symbol on the middle reel as it can award between 1 & 5 extra free spins.|
|Night Boat To Cairo||15 Free Spins||Adventurous||Look out for the Pyramid symbols on the middle reel as it will change the win multiplier up to 4x.|
Now on to the House of Fun feature – this is a classic ‘Pick Me’ type feature which you can trigger by getting the House of Fun Bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. Once in, you will be taken to the House of Fun – you need to then choose a band member which will award you with a base prize. You then need to pick as many objects as possible to win cash prizes. The House of Fun feature only ends when ‘Collect’ is revealed – saying that, you can win up to 1,000 times your total stake!
Lastly, we move on to the Lucky Seven Bonus feature– you can trigger the bonus feature by getting the Lucky Seven symbol on reel 3. The total of the 2 dice is then multiplied by your total stake. If a Lucky 7 (a total of 7) appears, then 7x is added to your win and you get to throw the dice again. You can re-trigger this up to 40 times. If gold dice appear on reel 3 instead of red dice, you will trigger the Progressive Jackpot. The Lucky Seven Bonus won’t play out though but who cares?!
Madness House of Fun is a fun slot with good bonus features. I quite like the Free Spins feature as you can choose how volatile you want the mode to be. I prefer the Night Boat to Cairo mode as the possibility of a 4x multiplier on each free spin is appealing.
If you like Madness’s music you will love the game. If you don’t, you can always set to mute! One thing about this game – it has reel feel-good factor and retro aspect which is sure to be popular with Madness fans. If you like slots based on music bands, you can’t go wrong with KISS Shout It Out Loud by WMS which is high variance and a very good slot game. They also have Elvis The King Lives which is brilliant too.